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Eastern Continental Divide Marathon
September 29, 2023
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About The Eastern Continental Divide Marathon
The Eastern Continental Divide Marathon in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania is an exciting race to take part in. It takes place on September 29th, 2023 and offers a unique course that passes over the Eastern Continental Divide, giving runners views of some of the most beautiful scenery Pennsylvania has to offer.
The route itself is quite challenging but incredibly rewarding. It begins at Maplehurst Park, then winds its way through downtown Meyersdale before heading south along the eastern ridge of the Allegheny Mountains towards Mount Davis and up from there onto Big Savage Mountain. Runners have spectacular views throughout much of this section as they ascend 2,000 feet above sea level and back down again before finishing their journey at Maplehurst Park.
September is usually a pleasant time weather-wise for races like this one; you can expect temperatures between 60-75F during the day and cooler temperatures overnight with no extreme weather conditions to worry about! As for the crowds? You won’t find any shortage of support here – spectators line up along portions of the route while volunteers provide aid at each rest stop. There are also plenty of entertainment options located near by should you want to spend your downtime exploring local attractions or grabbing a bite to eat after conquering your big challenge!
What makes this particular half marathon so special? The fact that it goes across such an iconic location like East Continental Divide! This race will be sure to give runners an unforgettable experience as they tackle one mountainous region after another before finally crossing over into different regions below them with every step taken forward – truly inspiring stuff! Plus if you stick around post-race celebration activities include live music performances amongst other fun things too – what more could anyone ask for?!
Overall, if you’re looking for an intense yet incredibly rewarding event in late September then look no further than Eastern Continental Divide Marathon in Meyersdale Pennyslvania – it’s definitely worth checking out!